Guglielmo D’Amico, Bice Di Basilio, Filippo Petroni
January 12, 2021
In this paper we advance a nonlinear optimization problem for hedging wind power variability by using a dispatchable energy source (DES) like gas. The model considers several important aspects such as modeling of wind power production, electricity price, nonlinear penalization scheme for energy underproduction and interrelations among the considered variables. Results are given in terms of optimal co-generation policy with DES. The optimal policy is interpreted and analyzed in different penalization scenarios and related to a 48 MW hypothetical wind park. The model is suitable for integration of wind energy especially for isolated grids. Some probabilistic results for special moments of a Log-Normal distribution are obtained; they are necessary for the evolution of the optimal policy.